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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery

 
 
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By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
1. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1890 General O.M. Mitchel Post #69, Grand Army of the Republic, bought 17 lots in the original Hillside Cemetery for the last resting place for comrades-in-arms during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

While friends and relatives of the soldiers maintained the cemetery well, years of neglect and vandalism followed in the twentieth century. Restoration began in 1963 by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other interested citizens of the Reno Area.

Among those buried here are members of the Nevada volunteers who served in their own state and neighboring areas of the West from 1861-1866.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Location. 39° 32.168′ N, 119° 49.192′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Angel Street and West 10th Street, on the left when traveling north on Angel Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mizpah Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Reno's Beginning
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By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
2. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Truckee River (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lake's Crossing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Reno Arch (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
Regarding Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery. The Grand Army of the Republic was founded in 1866 as a national fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, the Union Navy, the Union Marines and the Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Federal forces.

Hundreds of local posts were formed, predominately in the North, but also a few in the South and West.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
3. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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